Technical Advisory Committee

The HRMPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is comprised of city, county, town, and agency staff with expertise in planning, engineering and related fields. The primary responsibility of the TAC is to conduct technical reviews and analysis regarding all work activity of the UPWP, LRTP, TIP and any related issues and programs as specified by HRMPO’s Policy Board, and to advise the Policy Board on technical issues concerning transportation.

The TAC reviews and makes recommendations to the Policy Board on all plans and programs to be adopted, conducts special studies at the request of the Policy Board and generally provides expert transportation advice to the Policy Board. There are sixteen voting members on the TAC and they meet on the first Thursday of the month as needed.

Voting

  • Bill Blessing, City of Harrisonburg (Chair)
    540-433-9957
  • City of Harrisonburg (vacant)
  • Thanh Dang, City of Harrisonburg
    540-432-7700
  • Gerald Gatobu, City of Harrisonburg
    540-432-0492
  • Tom Hartman, City of Harrisonburg
    540-434-5928
  • Rhonda Cooper, Rockingham County (Vice Chair)
    540-564-3033
  • Casey Armstrong, Rockingham County
    540-564-3030
  • Bradford Dyjak, Rockingham County
    540-564-1513
  • Alex Wilmer, Town of Bridgewater
    540-908-4838
  • Susan Smith, Town of Dayton
    540-879-2241
  • J. C. Smythers, Town of Mt. Crawford
    540-810-5009
  • Terry Short, VDOT
    540-332-9057
  • Don Komara, VDOT
    540-434-2587
  • Wood Hudson, DRPT
    804-655-4567

Alternates

  • Jeff Lineberry, VDOT
    540-332-2265
  • Josh Dunlap, VDOT
    540-434-2587
  • Brad Reed, VDOT
    540-332-2266
  • Shane Stevens, Town of Mt. Crawford
    540-432-0126
  • Jay Litten, Town of Bridgewater
    540-908-4838
  • Erin Yancey, City of Harrisonburg
    540-434-5928
  • Cheryl Spain, City of Harrisonburg
    540-432-0492
  • Avery Daugherty, City of Harrisonburg
    540-432-0492
  • Dan Rublee, City of Harrisonburg
    540-432-7700
  • Lisa Perry, Rockingham County
    540-564-6095
  • Dan Sonenklar
    804-225-4202

Non-Voting Members

  • Kevin Jones, FHWA
    804-775-3328
  • Michele DeAngelis, FTA
    202-219-3565
  • Lee Eshelman, JMU
    540-568-4522
  • Rusty Harrington, Aviation
    804-236-3632

Meetings of the Technical Advisory Committee are held the first Thursday of each month at the Rockingham County Administration Center, unless otherwise advertised.